Bret Stephens’s Racist “Olfactory Element”

Images from Alumni Weekend at the University of Chicago June 7, 2014. (Photo by Jason Smith)

by Eli Clifton Yesterday, Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens attempted to denounce Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby’s refusal to shake hands with an Israeli opponent after losing his judo match at the Rio Olympics. Shehaby’s conduct violated both the… Continue Reading  

The Pentagon’s War on Accountability

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by William Hartung Now you see it, now you don’t. Think of it as the Department of Defense’s version of the street con game, three-card monte, or maybe simply as the Pentagon shuffle.  In any case, the Pentagon’s budget is… Continue Reading  

Neocons Forgive Cruz His Sins

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by Ali Gharib When Ted Cruz, the Texas senator who just won the Iowa caucus and is vying for the top place in the GOP presidential primaries, went after neocons, it raised a lot of eyebrows. Now, however, he seems… Continue Reading  

The Abrams Attack on Kerry

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by Ali Gharib Elliott Abrams is a liar and, it turns out, a coward. Abrams penned the latest installment in a string of articles by right-wing pro-Israel hacks calling Secretary of State John Kerry an anti-Semite. Abrams’s headline was entirely… Continue Reading  

On Iran, Ashton Carter Has Been Hawkish

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by Jim Lobe Neoconservative and other Iran hawks have to be at least somewhat encouraged by Obama’s imminent nomination of Ashton Carter as Chuck Hagel’s replacement at the Pentagon. Before his service—first as Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics,… Continue Reading